Our Events


Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

When Branches began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery in 2001, Branches and a few dozen volunteers delivered over 600 meals. In 2019, more than 900 volunteers came together at seven sites to cook, package and deliver 5,251 meals to individuals and families in need. Most importantly, each delivery included a large tri-lingual pamphlet which included information […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches once again celebrated and honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21st, 2019 through a day of community service at all three Branches sites in Florida City, South Miami and North Miami. Branches Florida City celebrated its 9th Annual “Florida City, Love Yourself” MLK Day of Service on January 21st as dozens of volunteers came together to beautify the Florida City community, including painting, […]

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

_________________________________________      On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 Branches celebrated its 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 500 guests attended and helped raise over $400,000 for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of […]

Branches’ Back to School Bash

On August 8, 2019, over 100 guests attended Branches’ 3rd Annual Back to School Bash and mixed, mingled and enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables. A special thank you to Simply Healthcare, TeamFootWorks, Alan Goldfarb P.A., Plaza Construction, Kathy & Scott Howard and Missy & […]

Aramark’s Annual ABC Volunteer Day – Building Community

On September 20, 2016, employees from all over South Florida came together to celebrate their annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) and gathered together in South Dade to beautify the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Florida City Campus. ABC Day is Aramark’s global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands […]

KaBOOM Playground Build Day

Thank you to the 150+ volunteers who helped to build a brand-new KaBOOM Playground on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Thanks to the generous sponsor, The Walt Disney Company/ESPN, the children and youth at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus can now enjoy a safe, fun and unique play space for many years to come. A […]

Branches Selected as Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 11, 2014, the Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center at Branches Lakeview. HEAT players Michael Beasley and Greg Oden led a host of dignitaries alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue to unveil the newly renovated reading room and computer lab. The space was transformed and […]